Daniel Meech
Personal information
Full nameDaniel William Meech
Born (1973-11-19) 19 November 1973 (age 50)
Hastings, New Zealand
Country New Zealand
EventShow jumping

Daniel William Meech (born 19 November 1973) is a New Zealand equestrian.

Meech was born in Hastings in 1973.[1] He received his education at Lindisfarne College and at Hastings Boys' High School.[2] Aged 20, he relocated to Germany for an apprenticeship with German showjumper Paul Schockemöhle.[3]

Meech competed in individual jumping at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta,[4] and is New Zealand Olympian number 730.[1] He competed in individual and team jumping at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens,[4] In Athens, he was third going into the final round and would have won gold by dropping one bar, but he dropped three bars and came in 12th place.[2] Meech was nominated for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, but his horse Sorbas was injured and he was replaced by Kirk Webby.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Daniel Meech". New Zealand Olympic Committee. Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  2. ^ a b Leggat, David (8 October 2004). "Showjumping: Big win soothes Olympics agony". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Daniel Meech jumping after Olympic Cup". Stuff. 16 March 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  4. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Daniel Meech". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Kiwi reserve gets show jumping call-up". The Dominion Post. 14 August 2008. Archived from the original on 14 March 2017. Retrieved 28 February 2017.